Hello Friends, This post comes not to inflame, but tries to dig deeper into the minds of those of us who call ourselves Christians, who serve Christ, and yet completely butcher the opportunities of one - knowing who Christ is, secondly loving others the way Christ loved us. Recently, I posted something on the forum with regards to the nature of my fallible human condition you know - having rough days. Nonetheless, I was intrigued to find the responses offered to be anything but helpful. People will say they love you, and they come in peace armed with scripture, armed with practicality, armed with 50+ questions all under the guise of saying it helps, and thus they are part of the same flock. This may be necessary at different times, but why is it as Christian folk we need to get the backstory, the download, the prelude, the introduction, the synopsis, the prognosis to feel remotely capable of offering love? Why the precondition? Why, can't we simply offer love without our egos, complexities, innate proclivities superseding that essential opportunity to simply offer love? There are times you won't have an opportunity to ask people these preconditions, especially when you go to foreign countries and you can't speak a different language. There are times when people will be so broken, your questions seem so unimportant. Look my pious friends and I don't say it to insult you but we need to start being ambassadors of Christ. Not preachers, judges, and executioners. We aren't called to be any of that. It's the lack of sensitivity, and awareness we have towards understanding that everyone is fighting a war, a battle; we're condemning and crucifying one another because we don't look shiny, or white as snow, or clean, or speak the way your pastor does, or pretend its pathetic. We aren't perfect, don't pretend. Christ doesn't like pretenders. But I know my Lord doesn't like when his people condemns his people after all aren't we the body of the church, don't we all go to heaven? I mean we start busting out or red sharpie of judgement like the pharisees saying oh you don't have faith, you don't speak like you do, you don't look like me, or smell like me. By Pharisees who were the jewish teachers, practiced the law, and had no faith, had no heart. Sometimes we must dig inside ourselves and ask, do we love or judge?